Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

October 26, 2014 6:15 PM

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The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

Polls suggest that neither of the parties of the top two presidential candidates — Mujica's left-leaning Broad Front and the center-right National Party — will obtain the 50 percent needed to avoid a second round Nov. 30.

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